Staffing Challenges Facing the Global Aviation Industry

Today, there are many challenges facing the global aviation industry. While stimulating the global economy, providing ease of travel for millions, and revolutionizing the military strength of hundreds of countries around the world, the global aviation industry continues to struggle. This is due to many factors, foremost among them the fact that many of its veterans will be retiring within the next 15 years, meaning that airline companies will have to replace a huge amount of workers in order to meet the projected doubling of demand that will occur during that time frame.

According to ICAO secretary-general Raymond Benjamin,

“As the baby-boomer generation comes up for retirement, we are faced today with the challenge of replacing one generation of technical professionals with another, and this is not a simple task.”

This, as reported by Airport World. What does this mean for the industry? For one, it indicates that the industry may find itself in trouble if it isn’t able to hire enough new employees to replace these retiring workers. With the demand for air travel going up, a smaller workforce may cause efficacy, consumer satisfaction, and even safety to go down, all of which are guaranteed to hurt the industry. On the other hand, it also means that the industry will likely begin increasing its intake of new workers by a significant margin in order to stay competitive.

At A&M Solutions, we specialize in aviation staffing for airline companies both big and small, with a keen attention to detail. Contact us today so we can help your company meet your increasing recruitment needs.

I bring over 12 years of aviation experience and more than 5,000 flight hours to A&M Solutions. Currently an FAA certified check airman for one of the world’s largest airlines, as well as the world’s largest helicopter company: I served over 10 years in the army as a test pilot on CH-47s, and OH-58s. I have over 500 hours of combat flight experience in Afghanistan, have a background flying utility, and am currently OAS carded with the US Forest Service. I began my career as a mechanic and am still a practicing A&P (Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic). In addition, I am a flight instructor for both airplanes and helicopters, am a commercially rated pilot for single and multi-engine airplanes and rotorcraft helicopters. With a background so extensive, I am able to provide my clients with knowledge, expertise, and credibility that will serve them to find their place within the aviation industry.